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RECORDS — Cincinnati (6-9); Miami (1-14).

OPENING LINE — Bengals by 3.

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bengals 5-9-1; Miami 5-8-2.

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead series 13-4.

LAST MEETING — Bengals 16, Dolphins 13, Sept. 19, 2004 at Cincinnati.

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LAST WEEK — Bengals beat Browns 19-14; Dolphins lost to Patriots 28-7.

BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (21), PASS (7)

BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (23), PASS (25)

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (20), PASS (26)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (32), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cincinnati hasn’t scored 20 points in four straight games. ... QB Carson Palmer (3,815 yards passing, 19 INTs) needs 185 yards for second straight 4,000-yard season and 221 to break own franchise record set last season. ... WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (1,053 yards receiving) leads NFL with 103 receptions and his 12 TD catches rank third in AFC. Needs 29 yards to top career high set last season, but 10.2 yards per reception is lowest of career. ... WR Chad Johnson (89 receptions, 1,309 yards) leads all WRs with 72 first downs. ... C Eric Ghiaciuc (foot) and RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle) are out. ... Cincinnati has allowed 186 first downs through air, tied for second most in AFC. ... RB Kenny Watson (157 carries, 694 yards) tied season high with 130 yards rushing last week. Watson, filling in for injured RB Rudi Johnson, will start again and has 51 receptions, tied for fourth among RBs. ... CB Leon Hall is tied for rookie lead with five INTs. ... Miami can become eighth team since AFL-NFL merger to finish season 1-15; last was Carolina in 2001. ... DE Jason Taylor played in his 129th straight game last week, breaking team record held by Hall of Fame C Jim Langer. ... Dolphins have worst kickoff coverage in league, with opponents’ average starting position the 33.4. ... Miami has allowed a score on 97.9 percent (47 of 48) of trips inside red zone, worst in NFL. ... WR Greg Camarillo has scored in two straight. ... Miami is averaging 10.8 points per game over past eight outings. ... RB Lorenzo Booker finished with career-best 56 yards rushing on eight attempts last week. ... LB Joey Porter had season-high two sacks last week and has three in past two games.

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